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How to draw KONK

Zentangle pattern: Konk. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Happy Monday, y’all! It’s still summer here so a “beachy” tangle is in order.

Today California CZT Lori Manoogian shares her Konk tangle with us.

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a new tangle from Lori so I was just delighted to see her email in my inbox. In the past she’s shared her Ansu, ‘Dillo, and Apacore tangles with us — very popular all. And in the meantime she’s moved from Maryland to California.

Lori explains how Konk emerged and gives some tips for tangling it:

This tangle starts off like Cherryl Moote’s Boucle (thank you Cherryl), but with a long curved tail to start.

Circle your way down the tail and fill in the triangles left behind.

Graduated aura lines in the center create a “shell” shape. I tend to go one way and then aura in the opposite direction. This not only challenges your left/right brain, but it slows you down and the outcome is a little more organic than contrived.

I named it Konk since it resembles a conch shell, and now that I’m living in California, I have so many new and beautiful inspirations to draw upon…literally!

We Floridians are very familiar with the conch, and thanks Lori for showing how it’s correctly pronounced!

Fried conch is on just about every sports-bar restaurant menu in the state but I’m not a fan — to me it’s like chewing on a bit of Pink Pearl eraser and has the flavor to match. The species is safe in my vicinity 🙂

Apertural view of an adult shell of the queen conch Lobatus gigas, from Trinidad and Tobago. By cheesy42

Per Wikipedia,

Conch is a common name that is applied to a number of different medium to large-sized shells. The term generally applies to large snails whose shell has a high spire and a noticeable siphonal canal (in other words, the shell comes to a noticeable point at both ends). …

The meat of conchs is eaten raw in salads, or cooked, as in burgers, chowders, fritters, and gumbos. All parts of the conch meat are edible. …

Conch shells can be used as wind instruments. They are prepared by cutting a hole in the spire of the shell near the apex, and then blowing into the shell as if it were a trumpet.

Wikipedia lists many other uses for conch shells including home decor, shell money, and beads. And as they point out, “In Key West, Florida, a native-born resident is affectionately called a ‘Conch’.”

Lori illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Konk below and she demonstrates it in two beautiful Zentangle® tiles together with the Zentangle-original tangles Printemps and Knightsbridge.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Konk, tangle and deconstruction by Lori Manoogian. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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